Buckingham Palace to be lit by LEDs

Buckingham Palace is to be lit using LED lighting according to a BBC story. Greenpeace aren't happy:

environmental group Greenpeace said it was "disappointed" at the decision....

Greenpeace spokesman Charlie Kronick said: "These lights are going to blaze away until the end of her reign, and the way she's going, that could be a very long time, probably long enough to see the catastrophic effects of climate change strike our country and the wider world."

Erm, talk about a straw man argument. LED lighting is very efficient, with little energy wasted as heat. At least they didn't raise the issue of light pollution for a central london landmark!

Nice and subtle choice of words there, Charlie: 'blaze away until the end of her reign, and the way she's going, that could be a very long time, '

It would have been much more effective to say 'though we'd rather not waste energy lighting up buildings, re recognise that this is sometimes required due to other reasons, and we hope that across London wasteful filament lamps are replaced by this more efficient technology, and that thought is given to not sending rhe light into the sky'.

Ultimately, that would have been a better message.